[Exherbo-dev] Changing repo and profile masks

Bernd Steinhauser exherbo at bernd-steinhauser.de
Sun Feb 27 12:55:32 GMT 2011

On 27/02/11 13:19, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Feb
> or they can just use no tokens at all, which still means "accept any
> kind of mask".
If no token is specified, it should mean "accept no mask".
Maybe I got parts of it wrong, but I thought that one of the reasons why we want 
to distinguish between different mask types is, that we don't want users to 
blindly disable masks for packages.
If there is still need for a way to unmask all mask types, there could still be 
a token 'any' or 'all' (depending on the interpretation of unmask files).

Should it be legal to not add a token at all? What about cases, where none of 
the already listed ones fits? (i.e. 'broken', 'wip' or something else someone 
could come up with)

>> The other thing which I currently don't like is – as mentioned before
>> – that I don't think it is a good design to do something completely
>> different for the stable/testing thing (for Exherbo: PLATFORMS).
> I think the plan is at some point to kill PLATFORMS and move that into
> profiles instead. But I've not seen any details on that, so for now I
> think it's easier if we carry on treating PLATFORMS and masks as being
> entirely independent.
The current change is good for sure, but maybe we could already ensure that we 
don't have to change the whole thing again if we want to get rid of PLATFORMS in 
its current implementation.

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